programming

Here’s why one does not simply ‘learn to code’

‘Learn to code’. Now there’s a phrase that’s been a regular feature on many people’s recent New Year resolutions lists.

A quick check of Google Trends will tell you people started getting interested in late 2008, but it’s really caught on in 2013.

It’s been particularly picked up in the digital marketing community, and quite rightly. A fundamental understanding of the backend workings of digital properties is invaluable knowledge for any digital media or marketing professional.

So firstly, to clear up any confusion, I by no means want to discourage anyone looking to learn, or to be negative about the subject at all. I just want to call for some clarity on what ‘learning to code’ really means.

Netflix surpasses 1bn hours watched in June

The past year hasn’t been the best for Netflix. After making several strategic blunders, including one of the most painful branding disasters in recent memory, the company lost subscribers and saw and investors dump its shares.

But mistakes behind it, Netflix is pushing forward and in June, the company achieved a significant milestone: its subscribers watched more than 1bn hours of video.